Richard Amavisca Tarazon

June 1, 1947March 7, 2018
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Richard Amavisca Tarazon, age 70, of Fresno, California passed away on Wednesday March 7, 2018. Richard was born June 1, 1947.

Richard was preceeded in death by his father Ramon Tarazon, Mother Amelia Tarazon, and cousin Rosemary Morales.

Richard was not only the youngest but the only boy of four children. His sisters are, Irene Castaneda, Betty Saldivar and Sally Cordova. The Tarazon family moved to Fresno which is where Richard grew up to be a good man.

He joined the army and was rewarded the Purple Heart. After the army he got a job at Duncan Ceramics making pottery. He went on to have two children Rick and Cathy. He also was a grandpa to four grandkids. After many years he retired, and went on to open his own pottery business. After 2 years of doing that he became ill. As the years went on he had lots of hobbies! Every Friday he would go and eat breakfast with his veteran friends. He also would meet up with his sisters and take them out to table mountain to eat. He also enjoyed gardening, he had a variety of plants.

As fate had it Richard got in touch with Lupe. They were a couple 25 years ago, it was like love at first sight all over again. They got married and they were the happiest couple. Richard was the love of Lupe life. They couldn't wait to be husband and wife. They were married 9 months and in those 9 months his family grew. He was now a grandpa of 9 grandchildren.

Richard and Lupe loved one another they were the perfect example of how love is suppose to be.

Richard was a husband, a father, a grandpa to his grandkids and a grandpa to Lupe's grandchildren, a brother a uncle and a great friend and he will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life service for Richard will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM at Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 L Street, Fresno, CA 93721. A graveside will occur Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Washington Colony Cemetery , 7318 S. Elm, Fresno, CA 93706.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Tarazon family.


  • Lupe Tarazon, Wife
  • Cathy Tarazon, Daughter
  • Rick Tarazon, Son
  • Twaney Dillard, Step - Daughter
  • James Apok, Step - son
  • Kimberly Apok, Step - Daughter
  • Betty Saldavar, Sister
  • Irene Castanada, Sister
  • Sally Cordova, Sister
  • Mr. Tarazon leaves behind .4 grandchildren, and 9 step - grandchildren to cherish in his memory.

  • Danny Sainz
  • Tino Garcia
  • Art Peraza
  • Gabe Sanchez
  • Joe Sanchez
  • Ernie Saldivar
  • Steve Galavan, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Raul Acosta , Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Ruiz, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Danny Rivera , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bob Licon , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Armando Jurado, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tommy Vasquez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • James Apok, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Matthew Soza, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Celebration Of Life Service Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Richard Amavisca Tarazon

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Joe Diaz

August 1, 2018

For anybody who doesn’t know me I am Joe Diaz, My wife and I would like to give our condolences to the family. I want to share good memories I had with Richard.
I met Richard when we were about 18 years old. We lived in the projects on the west side. Somehow we had a connection. He would invite me to come over and that’s when I also met his mother and his sisters. Betty and Irene .
We bonded when he would invite me to his house to listen to his 45s. He loved his music and I enjoyed listening to his music too. We always tried to keep in touch.
I remember when he enlisted in the army and during his training he came home on leave and we went to the Rainbow.
One time while I stood next to him I told him “Richard why am I down here and you up there?” Since he was so tall
Once he was out of the service we continued to go to the rainbow to dance often. When he moved to Princeton st he would call me to come over and we would talk. Our relationship grew stronger and we became very good friends.
We would always run into each other at the casino. We would also have breakfast with my classmates.
Richard impacted my life by showing me a true friendship. He was a happy go lucky person. He was trustworthy. He was always there for me and I was always there for him. I want to end this by saying that I am really going to miss him.
RIP Richard.

Steve Jones

July 23, 2018

My condolences for your family